Thursday Pretzel Blogging 091009

SteelyKid is cutting a couple of molars at the moment, and Cathy at day care mentioned that she was getting some relief by using a pretzel rod as a sort of edible teether that could reach all the way to the back of her mouth. So we picked some up, and they've been a big hit. Here we see SteelyKid offering to share her pretzel with Appa:

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Cathy did also mention that the eating of a pretzel was a long and messy process. And really, you have to see it to understand. Still, it makes her happy, and we don't argue with a happy baby...

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My boy's almost 8 months, and we gave him a teething biscuit the other day. It was foul and disgusting. Half-chewed cookie running down his arm like Noah's flood. He liked it, but we haven't given him one since. Probably not until we get a hose installed in our kitchen to clean him off...

K

I should clarify, it was the eating process that was foul and disgusting, not the biscuit itself, which sort of tasted like a graham cracker. Tasty, but not nearly as delicious as zweiback. (Zweiback toasts are like crack.)

K

Popsicles are good for teething if you don't mind the dyed sugar water and it going everywhere. An alternative is to pour some water into the bottom of a baggie to create all-water popsicles. Sticks are optional.

You want messy, try oreos. I have some great pictures of myself making an absolute mess out of a bag of oreos when I was about SteelyKid's age.

Just wait until she gets a little bit older[1] and starts sticking the pretzels up her nose. When she does, get pictures.

[1] Her nostrils probably aren't big enough for a standard pretzel yet.